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Synthesis of Poly(N‐isopropylacrylamide)‐Block‐Poly(tert‐Butyl Methacrylate) by Metal-Free ATRP

Abstract: Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is one of the most powerful methodologies for polymerization. Well‐controlled ATRP of N‐isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) could be obtained in organic‐water mixture solvent with conventional metal catalyst/ligand catalyst system. However, the mixture solvent is not suitable for copolymerization of NIPAAm with hydrophobic monomers. Moreover, further purification of metal was required for…